The winner of the 2005 reality show Rock Star:INXS has been fired by the band, leaving him broke and living out of his pickup truck. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Fortune let the cameras see how desperate his life has become ever since INXS told him he would no longer be the band’s singer at a Hong Kong airport.
“I found myself really alone because I had travelled with these guys for 23 months,” Fortune said. “Some of the audiences we played for were upwards of 80,000 people.” His addiction to cocaine was the possible reason he was let go from INXS, but Fortune claims that he used drugs to cope with the inevitable split, saying that his cocaine use “got as bad as it needed to be for me to numb out the fact that [he] knew this was going to come to a screeching halt.”
Even Fortune’s family was not aware that he was penniless and living in his car until the ET interview aired, but now that he is clean and sober, Fortune is willing to let the public see what’s become of his life so that he can promote his self-released forthcoming album, The Death of a Motivational Speaker.
To watch the interview, click here.